Sixteen vessels unlawfully entered Crimean ports in May

Sixteen vessels unlawfully entered Crimean ports in May

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Sixteen cargo vessels and tankers unlawfully entered the ports of the occupied Crimea in May.

This is reported by the press service of the Ministry of Ukraine for Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons.

As noted, all the vessels were under the flag of Russia and made 54 port calls to Sevastopol and Kerch.

In addition, 15 vessels flying the flags of the Russian Federation, Panama, Comoros and Cook Islands were recorded in the water areas of the ports of Sevastopol, Feodosia, Kerch and Yalta used for parking.

The Ministry reminds that the seaports in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea are closed by the instruction of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the order of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.

"The entry of vessels flying foreign flags into the closed seaports and terminals located on the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol is a violation of the norms of the international law as actions that undermine the sovereignty of Ukraine and also violate Ukrainian legislation and entail the liability for shipowners, operators and captains, in particular, criminal liability," the press service stressed.

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